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Eucharistic Adoration
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Beginning after the 8:45 am mass, offering a rosary at 11:15, concluding with 12 noon mass.
Soup and Stations
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Join us in the Parish Center Dining Hall, followed by Stations of the Cross.
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40 Days for Life
12:15 PM - 03:00 PM
Meeting at the parish to form carpools for a time of peaceful, prayerful, pro-life outreach.
Vigil Mass
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Vigil Mass
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Mass
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Mass
Mass
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Mass
Family Liturgy Mass
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Mass especially for families with small children.
Mass
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Mass with Worship Ensemble
Misa en Español
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Misa en Español
Mass
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Mass
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Eucharistic Adoration
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Beginning after the 8:45 am mass, offering a rosary at 11:15, concluding with 12 noon mass.
Soup and Stations
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Join us in the Parish Center Dining Hall, followed by Stations of the Cross.
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Secular Franciscan Open House
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Come to our Open House to see if Franciscan spirituality is calling you.
Vigil Mass
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Vigil Mass
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Mass
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Mass
Mass
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Mass
Family Liturgy Mass
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Mass especially for families with small children.
Mass
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Mass with Worship Ensemble
Baptismal Preparation Class
01:15 PM - 02:00 PM
Meeting in the Br. Juniper Room.
Misa en Español
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Misa en Español
Mass
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Mass
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Individual Confession
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Join us in the church.
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Holy Thursday - Morning Prayer
09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Join together in the church.
Caring for the Caregiver
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Join us in the St. Catherine Room.
Senior Lunch Bunch
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Join us for the 3rd annual auction for Francis House.
Mass of the Lord's Supper
08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Also, La Cena del Senor at 8:00 pm en el gymnasio.
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Good Friday - Morning Prayer
09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Join us in the church.
Stations of the Cross
03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Musical meditation on the Stations of the Cross, presented by the St. Francis Choirs and Musicians.
Via Crucis / The Way of the Cross
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Meet in the parish parking lot.
Liturgy of Good Friday en espanol
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
En el Gimnasio.
Liturgy of Good Friday
08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Join together in the church.
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Holy Saturday
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Morning Prayer / Blessing of Easter foods
Easter Vigil
08:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Join us as we welcome the Elect as full members of the Catholic faith.
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Mass
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Mass
Mass
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Mass in the Church and the Parish Center
Mass
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Mass in the Church and the Parish Center
Mass
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Mass in the Church and the Parish Center
Misa en Español
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Misa en Español
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Vigil Mass
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Vigil Mass
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Mass
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Mass
Mass
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Mass
St. Francis Earth Day
10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
GreenFaith team presenting guest speakers, displays, handouts. "Ten Steps to a Greener Lawn" 1:00 - 3:00 pm.
Family Liturgy Mass
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Mass especially for families with small children.
Mass
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Mass with Worship Ensemble
Misa en Español
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Misa en Español
Mass
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Mass
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Christ Centered Yoga
05:30 PM - 08:45 PM
Meeting in the St. Catherine Room.
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Holy Thursday - Morning Prayer
09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Holy Thursday - Morning Prayer
09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Join together in the church.
Caring for the Caregiver
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Caring for the Caregiver
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Join us in the St. Catherine Room.
Senior Lunch Bunch
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Senior Lunch Bunch
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Join us for the 3rd annual auction for Francis House.
Mass of the Lord's Supper
08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Mass of the Lord's Supper
08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Also, La Cena del Senor at 8:00 pm en el gymnasio.
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Welcome

Welcome to Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Triangle, Virginia. We are a Catholic faith community that seeks to live the Gospel through the celebration of Franciscan Spirituality amidst a diverse, ever-changing global culture. We welcome you to join us as we seek to deepen our experience of God's love.

If you are new to the area and would like to make St. Francis of Assisi your home parish, please be sure to complete a parish registration and bring it to the office during your next visit. Please, visit our parish registration page for more information.

 



 

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NEWS & UPDATES
Schedule for Holy Week and Easter Sunday
Please note the following schedule of Lenten services April 13th - 20th.

Schedule for Holy Week and Easter Sunday
Please note the following schedule of Lenten services April 13th - 20th.

Palm Sunday, April 13th - regular Mass schedule

Wednesday, April 16th - Individual Confession  6:00 -8:30 pm

Holy Thursday, April 17th - (No morning Mass)

9:00 am Morning Prayer, 8:00 pm Mass of the Lord's Supper & La Cena del Senor en el Gimnasio

Good Friday, April 18th - (No morning Mass)

9:00 am Morning Prayer

3:00 pm Musical Meditation on the Stations of the Cross

6:00 pm Via Crucis / The Way of the Cross - Parish parking lot

7:00 pm Liturgy of Good Friday en espanol en el Gimnasio

8:00 pm Liturgy of Good Friday

Holy Saturday, April19th

9:00 am Morning Prayer / Blessing of Easter foods

note: no Saturday 5:30 pm Mass

Easter Vigil at 8:00 pm

Easter Sunday, April 20th

7:30 am Mass - Church, 9:00 am Mass - Church, 9:00 am Mass - Parish Center, 10:30 am Mass - Church, 10:30 am Mass - Parish Center, 12 noon Mass - Church, 12 noon Mass - Parish Center, 1:30 pm Misa en Espanol

note: No 5:30 pm Mass on Easter Sunday


 

 
Easter Memorial Flowers
Remember your loved ones...

Easter Memorial Flowers
Remember your loved ones...

If you would like to make a donation for Easter memorial flowers, and remember your loved ones in this way, please fill out the information on the envelope, placed in the vestibule and drop it in the catch-all slot. These names will be listed in the bulletin during the Easter season.
 
Kairos Cookies
Please support this worthy mission to show Christ's love and forgiveness.

Kairos Cookies
Please support this worthy mission to show Christ's love and forgiveness.

The RE Office is sponsoring two Kairos weekends to provide placemats and cookies. The mission of this ministry is to bring Christ's love and forgiveness to all incarcerated individuals. We are in need of 3,000 dozen homemade cookies for each weekend. All cookies are needed by April 22nd and April 29th. Please visit Our Ministries>Religious Education for recipes and instructions. Contact Marianne Hayes at 703.221.4978 or recoor@stfrncis.org for further information.
 
St. Francis Earth Day
Our GreenFaith team will be hosting St. Francis Earth Day for our parish community.

St. Francis Earth Day
Our GreenFaith team will be hosting St. Francis Earth Day for our parish community.

Please join us for "St. Francis Earth Day" in the center lawn area on Sunday, April 27th after the 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 noon and Spanish / 1:30 pm masses. This event is free! All are welcome!

Presentations: "Improvements to the Environment in Northern Virginia" by the Virginia Dept. of Environmental Quality, 10:15 - 10:30 am. " Prince William County Solid Waste to Energy Plant" by the Prince William County, Va. Dept of Public Works, 11:45 am - 12:00 noon. "Ten Steps to a Greener Lawn" by Virginia Cooperative Extension - Prince William, 1:00 -3:00 pm ( requires advance sign-up).

Representatives from the Master Gardener program, Quantico Marine Corps Base Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation will be available to share information about their acclaimed environmental programs. The U.S Forest Service's Woodsy Owl is scheduled to make an appearance.

There will be vegetarian food items , made from organic, local and/or fair trade ingredients, served following the 10:30 am and 12:00 noon masses as well as during the "Ten Steps to a Greener Lawn" class.

For more information or to sign-up for the special class, please contact Rob Goraieb, O.F.S. at rgoraieb@stfrncis.org or 703.221.4978, ext 228. Please visit Our Ministries>Franciscan Action & Advocacy for further details.

 

 

 
Caring for the Caregiver
Are you a full-time, part-time or long distance caregiver for someone you love?

Caring for the Caregiver
Are you a full-time, part-time or long distance caregiver for someone you love?

Please join us for our Caregivers Support group on April 17th at 9:30 am in the St. Catherine Room. For further information, please contact Anne Tunney at 703.221.4044, ext. 229.
 
Senior Lunch Bunch News
Let us help with your Spring cleaning!

Senior Lunch Bunch News
Let us help with your Spring cleaning!

The Senior Lunch Bunch will meet on Thursday, April 17th at 12:30 pm for their 3rd Annual Auction for Francis House. Bring 2-3 new or gently used items and they will be auctioned off at the meeting with proceeds going to Francis House. Bring a brown bag lunch, dessert and beverages will be provided.

Please note the new start time of 12:30 pm.

 
Christ Centered Yoga
Christ Centered Yoga
Christ Centered Yoga

Please join us for our Spring session of Yoga in a Christian Environment, beginning April 29th through May 20th. Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings - Intermediate Series 5:30 - 7:00 pm and Mixed Level Series 7:15 - 8:45 pm in the St. Catherine Room.

Registration  forms and additional information can be found under Our Ministries>Organizations>Christ Centered Yoga. If you have questions, please contact Donna Kocian at 703.395.3271 or amazinggraceyoga@aol.com. 

Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry In your prayers, this Lenten season, please remember the people under our care. They are a beautiful cross section of life and we are grateful to be a part of their journey. With open hearts we walk life's ups and downs with them. In empathy and love we listen. And with the Holy Spirit, we hope to make a difference in their lives. For information about Stephen Ministry at St. Francis of Assisi parish, please call Kathy Walker 703.221.4312.
Pray for the Elect
Pray for the Elect
Pray for the Elect At our Easter Vigil mass, the Elect will become full members of the Catholic Church.  Please pray for them as they continue their journey.
Season of Lent
Season of Lent
Season of Lent
During Lent, Mass will be celebrated at 8:45 am and 12 noon Monday through Friday.

Confessions will be heard every Wednesday during Lent from 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm starting March 12th, as well as every Saturday from 10 am - 12 noon and 4 pm - 5:15 pm. Espanol 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm. (Not on Holy Saturday)

Fasting and abstinence are encouraged during Lent and reflect the season's penitential nature. In the U.S. all Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence, that is, days on which no meat is to be consumed. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast, only one full meal during the day, as well as abstinence.

Eucharistic Adoration
Eucharistic Adoration
Eucharistic Adoration Join us for Adoration on Fridays throughout Lent following the 8:45 am mass. Adoration will continue until the start of the 12 noon mass also held throughout Lent. We will offer a Rosary at 11:15 am.
Rosary Guild
Rosary Guild
Rosary Guild The Rosary Guild meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month,  from 7:00 - 9:00 pm in the St. Clare Room. All are welcome. For more information call 703.221.2517.
Centeriing Prayer
Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer Please join us for Centering Prayer every Tuesday 1:00 - 2:00 pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel in the church. All are welcome.
Travel Opportunity
Travel Opportunity
Travel Opportunity

No passports needed! Join your fellow parishioners this September for a 12 day adventure through our National Parks. After arriving in Scottsdale, Arizona, our tour will include stays in the Grand Canyon, Salt Lake City, Jackson Hole and Yellowstone before arriving at Mount Rushmore.

For a complete itinerary and further information please visit http://cf.gocollette.com/link/615141. Please contact Anne Tunney at 703.221.4044, ext.229 or annet@stfrncis.org with questions.


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